lay down (one's) life

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lay down (one's) life

To sacrifice one's life (for someone or something); to die (for a purpose). Our soldiers are out there laying down their lives for our freedom, and we should show our support. To lay down one's life to save a stranger is the ultimate sacrifice.
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lay down one's life (for someone or something)

Fig. to sacrifice one's life for someone or something. Would you lay down your life for your country? There aren't many things for which I'd lay down my life.
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lay down your ˈlife (for somebody/something)

(literary) die for your country, a cause etc: Thousands of young men laid down their lives in the war so that we could live in freedom.
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References in classic literature ?
His ear repeated, "SHE WOULD HAVE LAID DOWN HER LIFE FOR 'EE.
For the realization of this dream she laid down her life while leading the fight from the front.
Bilawal Bhutto said that those who target children, women and innocent people are coward and added his mother laid down her life for their protection and challenged extremism and terrorism bravely.
They said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto while following the footprint of his father laid down her life for restoration of democracy and rights of people.
President Zardari, who is also the co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), in a message on the 58th birthday of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto asked the party workers to reiterate their commitment to the values she stood and fought for, and finally laid down her life.
ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Party Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the rank and file of the Party to reiterate their commitment to the values she stood and fought for and finally laid down her life.
ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2011 (Frontier Star): Party Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the rank and file of the Party to reiterate their commitment to the values she stood and fought for and finally laid down her life.
In a message on the occasion of the third martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, he said, while we pay tribute to her courage and leadership we also vow to continue to fight for the values she upheld and laid down her life for.